A healthy and tasty alternative meal, poke bowls have risen in popularity in recent years. Originating from Hawaii, Poke is a staple dish of Native Hawaiian cuisine consisting of raw fish, roasted sesame sauce, and accompanying greens. Since then, it has evolved to become the poke bowl we know and love today. The poke bowl trend found its way to Singapore in 2017 and has remained ever since. We’ve compiled a list of the best poke bowls you should try in Singapore below!
As one of the more well-known poke bowl chains in Singapore, Poke Theory offers modern sushi-based poke bowls at affordable prices starting from $9.90 for a light bowl. They pride themselves on using fresh ingredients with a sustainable twist — every part gets used to reduce food wastage. Apart from poke bowls, Poke Theory also offers cold-pressed juice and acai bowls. There’s something for everyone, so why not eat healthily and support Poke Theory’s sustainable food?
Address: Islandwide, including an outlet in DUO Galleria, #01-36/37, 7 Fraser St, Singapore 189356
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-8pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Love Salmon sashimi? Dig into juicy diced salmon poke bowls from Salmon Samurai. Salmon Samurai specializes in salmon based poke bowls, with flavors ranging from Mala Mentaiko (for the mala lovers out there) to Garlic Shoyu. Prices start from $9.90, making it an affordable choice as well! Located in Ocean Financial Centre and 100 AM, Salmon Samurai also offers islandwide delivery ($95, free for orders above $50), so you can order from the comfort of your home.
Address: 100 AM, 100 Tras St, #01-1
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm
Ocean Financial Centre
Address: Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, #B1-08
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-8pm
Located in Orchard Central and United Square, Poke Lulu offers a wide range of ingredients to choose from to build your poke bowl. A unique menu item is Musubi($3.90), flavorful luncheon meat nestled between fluffy Japanese rice. Prices start from $11.90 for a small bowl, making this entry slightly pricier but with the option of a complimentary superfood (Chia seeds, avocado, Quail Eggs, and Ikura(Salmon Roe)).
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #05-52, Orchard Central
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11.30am-8.30pm
Address: 101 Thompson Road, #01-K13, United Square
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11.30am-8.30pm
With a cheery name, Poke Doke’s philosophy is ‘life’s a beach if you ride the waves,’ paying tribute to the dish’s Hawaiian roots. Its location is convenient to get to as well, so check it out the next time you’re in Millenia Walk. Poke Doke also offers vegetarian bowls with a tofu base if you’re not a fan of meat! You can also order online with free delivery above $100. Prices start from $12.50 for a regular bowl.
Address: Millenia Walk, 10 Raffles Boulevard, #01-95
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-8.30pm
Aloha Poke is another famous poke bowl chain by two couples who wanted to bring a taste of Hawaii to Singapore. Aloha Poke’s tuna or salmon poke bowls served over white or brown rice and topped off with pineapple and lime will leave you wanting more! Prices range from $11 for a small bowl to $19 for a signature bowl. Having its recent opening in Jewel Changi Airport, Aloha Poke is a must-try the next time you’re in the area!
Address: Islandwide, with its newest outlet in Jewel @ Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, #05-200
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9.30pm
Established in 2015, Rollie Ollie is an oldie but goodie poke bowl chain. What’s unique about Rollie Ollie is their diverse amount of poke bases (salmon, tuna, chicken, lotus root, and aburi fish), catering to every palate! Prices start from $10 (Mentaiko Aburi Fish Bowl) onwards. Apart from poke bowls, there’s also sushi and tapas. Located islandwide, Rollie Ollie has something for everyone.
Address: Islandwide, including an outlet at Star Vista,1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-05
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-9.30pm
From the minds behind Poke Theory comes an edgier, eclectic dining concept, Alter Ego. A restaurant situated in Esplanade, Alter Ego is where the fun begins at night. While it serves poke bowls and smoothies in the day, the beers and burgers are here for indulgence after dark. It's slightly more pricey than the other options with their poke bowls priced at $20, but makes for an unforgettable, spooky themed dining experience.
Address: Esplanade Theatres On The Bay, 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13D
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-11pm
These are just some of our favourite poke bowls, and we’re always on the hunt for more!